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Honest Review of Upland.me: A wolf in llamas clothing.

By AATCC | AATCC Blog | 17 Feb 2021


I'll just get to the point;

The game (Upland) is way overhyped for essentially being what really is a pay to play(win) game.  Pretty much every person I see talking about how cool this new game is or about how this game is revolutionary or ground breaking always seem to do so while including their referral link.  

At first look the idea of Upland sounds cool I'll admit, a virtual world full of property identical to real life that you can collect and have it be certified by a blockchain network.  But its a game.  You don't actually acquire real property.  You are playing a 'build my village/city/empire type of game, that uses time locks as pain points so that you use actual Fiat money to further your progress. Sound familiar? It is a very common model used by mobile app games like 'Smurf's Village, Disney's Parks Mobile App', and even others like 'Clash of Clans and Clash Royale'.  Sure the game is free, but if you want to make any real progress, get your payment ready.  Don't believe me? 

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UPX which is the in-game currency holds value the same way Clash Royale's Gems hold value: ONLY IN THE GAME YOU ARE PLAYING

 

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The whole "your digital/virtual assets are secured by blockchain technology" is almost completely meaningless.  There are games like 'Rust' and 'Ark: Survival Evolved' which have players online "digital assets" in a virtual world too without blockchain technology implemented.  The only real use I can see for a blockchain being involved in this GAME is if someone wants to have a record of selling 'their virtual property that is attached to this game and this game only' to another player.  Other than this and maybe a few other minor nuanced things, its just clickbait to get you into playing.

 

To me this entire game is a money grab scheme akin to the 'Buy a star registration websites' that are ironically still around from the late 90's.  

This except is taken from NASA's Star child page (a page dedicated to children's learning of astronomy)

"When you talk about "buying stars" or "naming stars" for yourself or a friend, you are most likely referring to the claims of one of the commercial companies who promise to do this for you for money (something of the order of $US 50). You can do this, but it is not official. Your name will not be listed in any file except the one the company who takes your money keeps. In fact, one of these companies was even issued a violation for deceptive advertising by the State of New York Department of Consumer Affairs." 

 

 A more modern example of a eerily similar money grab scheme is that of  'Established Titles' . Where you pay people to give you a certificate that says you have a "Lordship or Ladyship".  

 

With all that being said, if you just want to play the game because its a game that has some challenges or features you like or the slow building of your city/properties of it or whatever,  then play it!  But that should be the only reason in my opinion.  

Questions?

Q: What about using Womplay to get Wombucks for spending UPX in game and then converting them into EOS which is a cryptocurrency worth actual fiat money?

A: While technically it is possible to do that, it involves a system akin to a lottery (not exactly the same, I know) where you have to contribute your Wombucks to prize pool then that gets distributed.  And the amount of Wombucks you get for spending UPX is pretty much minimal, (unless you dropped some serious $$$$$$$, see the first picture above for an idea)  and not worth time and effort.  

 

TL:DR = Play for the fun of it, don't spend money unnecessary ( or do, ultimately it's you're money) 

If you want to earn crypto for free and easily, 1.) get the Brave Browser put on ad's and collect BAT.  2.) use Presearch (referral link btw,) as your search engine to use PRE Tokens.  LASTLY 3.) Both of these coins are tradable on the Kucoin exchange (again referral link) which is a legitimately reliable exchange that doesn't require KYC to get started.  

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